A 13-run first inning propels the `Dogs to a five-inning triumph and its first conference win.
Ortiz delivers two-out, seventh-inning RBI single to cap 3-for-5 game.
Fresno State faces three NCAA Tournament returnees among its five opening weekend tilts.
Head Coach Trisha Ford and the 'Dogs return a bulk of the talent from last year's MW runner-up squad.
Fresno Softball Action Pictures, October 2013. Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2013.
One of seven newcomers for Bulldogs in 2014, and its only freshman catcher/utility player. Last name is pronounced kah-lay-ah-lee-ee.
High School: A team captain and two-time Defensive MVP, she also won her Freedom High School team's Pride, Poise & Commitment Award twice. Helped team to three Bay Valley Athletic League (BVAL) Championships (2010, '11, '13) and two North Coast Sectional appearances (2010, '13). A four-year letterwinner at catcher and outfielder, her prep career stats follow: .351 (72-for-244, 10 doubles, 2 triples, three homers), .463 slugging, .410 on-base percentage, .975 fielding. Also an impressive student and sported a 4.13 GPA.
Personal: Intended Kinesiology major. Parents are Tess and Dan, and has two older sisters, Malia and Tiana, and one younger sister, Dani.
Niki Kaleialii's Career Stats